Elephants by Heather Soccio May 22, 2010 | hsoccio | More on General
The inspiration for Elephants began with the image of an elephant cage being suddenly derailed…a train while on a journey to a far away land. The image is a metaphor for our own personal cages that we confine ourselves in while navigating our way through our own lives, and how we cope when the journeys of our lives are suddenly interrupted and take an unexpected new direction. Sometimes we fight to get back on course alone, sometimes we turn to our friends for strength & support, and sometimes we surrender ourselves to the new journey and make new discoveries along the way. Just as the elephants are forced to discover themselves free from the safety of their captivity, so are we afforded the opportunity to see ourselves from a new and sometimes surprising perspective once our lives become unexpectedly derailed.Read More
Resistance May 21, 2010 | jacquiwillis | More on Performance
We all know of the Holocaust as the bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of over…million Jews by the Nazis. We read about their stories in our textbooks, and we witness their suffering through film and television. About three years ago I was sitting in a lecture on the Holocaust and the professor began to mention the immense production of art and music in both ghettoes and concentration camps. Art has the power to unite people, and to heal deep psychological and emotional wounds. In the face of incredible brutality and the loss of family, friends, and even one's own identity, Holocaust victims found joy in music, dance, and visual art. When their physical strength was taken from them, when they found themselves stripped of weapons, communication, or any other normal form of resistance, they turned to art to maintain calmness and peace in their hearts. This piece is based on the struggle to find that unique kind of freedom and strength that we can only experience when we engage with the arts. Choreography by Jacqui WillisRead More
Say May 21, 2010 | focalpoint | More on General
Performed by Focal Point's Teen and Sr. Company. Choreography: Amanda Tae
Accepting the Unwanted Truth May 21, 2010 | joydspears | More on General
Wanting something you know shouldn't be is a common struggle that I believe, everyone can…to in some way. This piece is about the desire to hold on to a relationship that is not healthy and is lacking what love should intel. The hardest part is being at the point of realization...shock has worn off, the sad, angry, hopeful stages have come and gone. It's realizing that person is not and will never be for you. Everything is much more clear and you look back at what seemed to be "perfect" and realize it was not at all; you gave and gave and gave and only to face the reality...that person is empty. After all of the back and forth and hopeful wishing, the truth does show itself. The truth has been there the whole time. You only see it however, when you accept to accept it, let go and move on.Read More
The Mad Matterz May 20, 2010 | QsNewz | More on Performance
There isn't any deep philosophical meaning in this piece. I simply took the Hip Hop,…and Asian elements in two songs that both had the word "matter" in their titles and created an elaborate, fun production number using those influences.Read More
The Mad Matterz May 20, 2010 | QsNewz | More on General
There isn't a deep, philosophical message in this piece. I simply took the Hip Hop,…and Asian elements in two songs with the word "Matter" in their titles and created a fun production number using those influences.Read More
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